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2008-08-29 15:00:44

No pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in South China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in South China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region caused no pollution to air or water, authorities said. The regional Department of Environmental Protection said that samples taken after the explosion ripped through an organic compound workshop inside the plant, owned by Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co., at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, showed no pollution. The...

2008-08-29 15:00:44

20 confirmed dead in south China chemical plant blast YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people were confirmed dead from Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, rescue headquarters said on Wednesday. At 4:30 p.m., rescuers found the last two bodies of the 20 listed missing after the explosion. All were plant employees in Yizhou City. Around 470 special rescue personnel left the scene after the rescue operation ended. All the...

2008-08-29 15:00:30

1st-Ld-Writethru: No serious pollution after fatal chemical plant blast in S. China YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Tuesday morning's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region that killed 18 people caused no serious pollution to air or water, authorities said here on Wednesday. The regional Department of Environmental Protection said samples taken after the explosion that ripped through an organic compound workshop inside the plant, owned by...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

BEIJING (AP) -- Explosions ripped through a chemical plant Tuesday in southwest China killing at least 16 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents. Six people were still missing today and another 57 people were injured, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The first explosion occurred at about 6 a.m. Tuesday in Yizhou city in Guangxi province and the blasts continued until 1 p.m. Fire spread over a nearly 108,000-square-foot area, Xinhua said, citing an...

2008-08-27 09:01:14

China chemical plant blast death toll rises to five NANNING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of five people died, 55 others were injured and 14 were missing after a chemical plant exploded in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region early on Tuesday, rescuers said. The fire, yet to be extinguished, was under control, said Ma Dewen, chief of the region's firefighters general squad. He said about 11,500 people, living within 3 km of the plant, owned by Guangxi Guangwei Chemical Co.,...

2008-08-27 06:00:41

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Death Toll Rises To 18 in South China Chemical Plant Blast"] YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) - Rescuers on Wednesday found two more bodies amid the debris from Tuesday's explosion at a chemical plant in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bringing the death toll to 18. Two of the dead have yet to be identified. The other 16 have been identified as plant workers, according to...

2008-08-26 21:00:25

A massive chemical plant explosion in China Tuesday left at least 16 people dead, six missing and 57 injured, officials said. While the ensuring fire was extinguished by Tuesday evening, firefighters in Yizhou City in Guangzi Zhuang Autonomous Region where the blast occurred said they had been hampered in rescuing plant workers by the flames and threat of toxic fumes, Xinhua reported. Smoke continued to rise from the site as firefighters sifted through the ruins looking for more victims....

2008-08-26 15:00:56

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) YIZHOU, Guangxi, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in south China has reached 16 after rescuers found five more bodies on Tuesday evening. Six others are still listed as missing and 57 were injured in the blast which happened at about 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Fourteen of the dead were identified as workers at the plant, while the other two were yet to be identified,...


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